For its tenth anniversary year, CASA Festival joins forces with two of London’s leading off-West End theatres Southwark Playhouse and Arcola Theatre to offer London audiences eight weeks of brilliant Latin American theatre and culture.
The festival kicks off at Arcola with Sergio Blanco’s highly-acclaimed Thebes Land returning for a five-week run, ahead of a five-week season of four acclaimed international shows and three exciting new works by UK-based Latin American artists at Southwark Playhouse. Completing the programme are: a new verbatim piece about violence against Brazilian women and girls who live in the UK, a new theatre show about Peru and its food, and an eight-week festival of play readings of Latin America’s most exciting contemporary voices. Daniel Goldman, Artistic Director of CASA, commented:
“I founded CASA in 2007 to build bridges between two incredible theatre cultures. The importance of international festivals that push our cultural boundaries has never been greater… We are delighted that we are celebrating our 10th year anniversary CASA 2017 at two of London’s finest Off West End theatres and we can’t wait to share this outstanding theatre programme with our existing audiences and new faces.”
Highlights for CASA 2017 include:
Thebes Land by Sergio Blanco, Uruguay, from 6 September – 7 October
Otelo by Viajeinmóvi, Chile, from 26 – 30 September
Osmo by Movicena, Brazil, from 3 – 7 October
UK Week, three brand new full-length works by three of the UK’s most exciting artists of Latin American heritage, from 10 – 14 October
The only thing a great actress needs is a great play and the desire to succeed by Vaca 35, Mexico, from 18 – 21 October
Mendoza by Los Colochos, Mexico, from 24 – 28 October
CASA Festival plays both Southwark Playhouse and Arcola Theatre from 3 September – 29 October. For more information or to book tickets, please visit the website.